Published on June 21st, 2012 | by RMX0
A Music Album Review of ‘Lucifer’ by Peaking Lights
The introduction to the album ‘Lucifer‘ by Peaking Lights is indicative of what is to come. In this review we noted the gloaming as best exemplified through the instrumental ‘Moonrise’. Here the artist indulges in 2 minutes of nothing more than jangling chimes. There is a hammering clock which seems to be unable to strike the hour. What kind of album is this?
The husband and wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis has used ordinary sound in extraordinary ways. For example the gurgle of their baby Mikko is used in Lo Hi. The Morning Star is a welcome relief for the exhausted warrior after the exertions of expressing complex human emotions. In Beautiful Son you see something of a rhapsody which epitomizes the parents’ love. The couple then celebrates their relationship in Live Love. It is almost as if two people are discussing mundane things with very serious implications.
The symbiotic relationship that is marriage is conveyed with great feeling in Dreambeat. Dunis is almost desperate in her chants. The couple clearly loves sound in its purest forms and that is something rare in the music industry. Peaking Lights are definitely enjoying one of their best albums ever and it is not a coincidence. The album was released on the 18th of June under the Weird World Record Label. This is definitely an improvement in ‘936’ which the Wisconsin band released in 2011.
The quick recording process has clearly not dented their enthusiasm. In this article we noted the playful use of sound and the relevance of the music. The issues that they are singing about are very personal and that can have the effect of excluding the audiences.